Graduate student opportunities

Ecological and Environmental Engineering (EEE) Fellowship Program at Purdue

Four Ph.D. fellows are sought in the area of Ecological and Environmental Engineering (EEE) via the Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Area of National Need (GAANN) program. The Purdue EEE-GAANN provides PhD students with fellowships covering tuition as well as an annual need-based stipend of up to $30,000. The Purdue EEE-GAANN focuses on four main areas: (1) water and the environment; (2) wildlife ecology; (3) restoration ecology and (4) ecosystem ecology. Students will receive instruction in GIS, remote sensing and spatial modeling as well as training in teaching and working with natural resource-based stakeholder groups and government agencies. As part of the program, GAANN faculty from the Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Biological Engineering and Civil Engineering will participate in special cross-disciplinary seminar courses in sustainability science, teaching of science and engineering, and communicating scientific research to the public.

Students that are interested in the program must apply to graduate programs in one of the three sponsoring departments (Forestry and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Biological Engineering and Civil Engineering) by January 15, 2010 for consideration for Fall 2010 admission. Instructions for applying to the EEE-GAANN are given at Inquiries about the program can be directed to Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski ( Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. We especially seek applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in science and/or engineering, which include women.

Purdue is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Opportunities in Hydrology/Hydraulics at Purdue University

The School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for immediate M.S. and Ph.D. opportunities in the area of Hydraulics and Hydrology. We are a diverse group with research interests that include watershed hydrology, sediment transport, river channel morphology, constructed wetlands, lake and riverine dynamics, experimental fluid mechanics, and environmental fluid mechanics. Specific current research projects include: laboratory studies of internal waves, Lake Michigan dynamics, GIS and hydrologic modeling, remote sensing applications in hydrology, and hydrologic information systems. We welcome applications from all students with strong backgrounds in science, mathematics, physics, or engineering. Funding for qualified Ph.D. students is available. For more information, email or visit the departmental website at